My girlfriend has been invited to dinner by a male client as a thank you and I think the whole thing is really inappropriate.
Myself(M24) and my girlfriend(F24) have been together for 4 years.
My girlfriend has been working as an intern for a company and one of their clients asked her to dinner on Friday to say thank you for her work. It would just be the two of them even though it wasn’t just my girlfriend who worked with him and he wants to bring her to a really expensive restaurant that has 9 courses each paired a glass of wine so there will be a lot of alcohol involved as well. Is this ringing anyone else’s alarm bells? This guy is in his mid too late 30’s and he wants to bring a 24 year old on the graduate programme of a company he’s briefly worked with to a stupidly expensive restaurant as a thank you. The dinner will set him back around 600 euro. He’s also messaged her about it on her own phone so she gave him her personal number which I also think is inappropriate.
She’s saying that she can’t say no now because he’s already got the table and it’s a top restaurant so I guess he pulled some strings or some crap but I think that’s bullshit too. A restaurant like this would have a cancellation filled in a minute with no notice. I can’t blame her for wanting to go to this place as it would probably take me about 6 months to get a table and half a months salary to take pay for it but this is really inappropriate on his part right?
i don’t think my girlfriend wants to cheat on me. She didn’t have to tell me about the dinner so If she wanted to sleep with the guy she could have without me knowing(We both still live at home).
She just wants to go to a restaurant that she probably wont get the opportunity to go to again for a long time at least. I understand that these are not the right circumstances for her to go to the restaurant and thats probably something we have to talk about but I don’t think it’s malicious on her part.
The advice I wanted was that I’m not crazy in thinking this is really inappropriate from this guy and its something that can be brought to her superiors. my girlfriend is brilliant and I have no doubt that she will receive all the recognition she deserves in time but she’s an essentially an intern and had no major role in this client’s business in her company.